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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1910, Atlanta, Georgia                               PAPER. THE ATLANTA CONSTlTtJT 1HIS SiUBSf. Aar H UL to PROSECUTION VOL. 56 PEICE CENTSL; NO MORE FEES; SOLICITORS TOCETI3, House Only Amends Bill to 'Make Salary Payable From Court Fines. SAYS JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS IK HEED OF REVISION House Agrees to Give Twenty Feet From Slate Property to Widen Peach tree Street-Sen- ate Amendments to Automo- bile Regulation Bill Approved and Bill Goes to Governor. By the overwhelming vote of 121 to 38, the house representatives yes- terday afternoon passed the bill abol- ishing the fee system Insofar as so- licitors general are concerned, and placing these officers of the stada on an annual salary of each. The bill was introduced In the sen- ate by Senators Gordy, Harreli and Womble. It has already passed that body and as soon as the senate con cura In an amendment which hoiree adopted, the measure win be ready for the signature of the governor. The amendment which the house adopted waa Introduced by Mr. Love- joy, of Troup. and provided the man- ner in which the solicitors shall ba paid salaries. Prom and According to the amendment It shall be the duly of the clerks of the court In the various circuits to collect all monies arising from ftnos. costs and forfeitures, nuw received by the so- licitors general, and within thlity days after adjournment of each term of court, they shall pay over to the state treasurers all monies so collected. The state treasurer shall, out of said fines, costs and forfeitures arising from each ciroutt. pay t.> the solicitor general of such circuit the sum of ,and any surplus ovwr such amount shall be repaid bv the state treasurer to the re- spective rounty treasurers of such cir- Continued on Paire Morton-EWpTroubli Breaks Out With Reoewad Bit- terness, mm mm ORDERED OUT BY GOVERNOR BROWK Renewed Trouble at Sheriff to Again Call on Governor Brown to Send to Quell Disturbance Arising Out of Feud. Macon. Oa., August Sheriff Brooks, of Jones county, b'aa again called upon Governor Brown for troops to quell a disturbance at Ofays, arlalnK out of the Morton-Ethridge feud, which brought about the killing of Steven, and Morris Ethridge lost Friday at the store of the at Grays. Trouble of a serious nature Is brewing again, and the sheriff moved tonight with caution, lest his steps to prevent trouble be found ont by the Ethrldgea. Captain Merrltt Thurmond, of the Floyd Rifles, here, has been ordered by Governor Brown to report to Sheriff Brooks by S o'clock tomorrow morning with his command, there to remain till Impendl ng da n ger Is over. The com pany Is being mustered ready for the journey to Grays, According to what can be gathered at this hour, nothing has occurred yet in the nature of violence, but move- ments of the two factions have made it again necessary for the sheriff to call for help. General Scott Ont Adjutant -General Scott ordered out two companies of troops from Macon, to Grays. Ga., to aid the sheriff In upholding the law there last Friday. The feud had smoldering sevral days. Some two weeksago.lt Is claimed bft, JStntidge faction, ill enticed a negro from the farm o' FHhrldge to his (Morton's) place. A week ago they met on the street here Continued on Page Two, 11 KNIGHTS Tio Fatalities and Many Minor Mishaps Marred the Great Procession of OVER KNIGHTS WERE IN THE PARADE 1UES OF Tax Returns fork County for 1910 Reach Total of GAIN OF IB CITY OF ATLANTA Sir Knight Grossman Killed and Wife in Grand Stand, Ignorant of the Tragedy, Watched Three Hours to Get Glimpse of Contesting for Next Conclave. Chicago, August tragic death, one accident which physicians say will prove fatal and a dozen minor mishaps, due to .the crowds, cast shadow today over the parade what Monaoys say was the greatest number of Knights Templars who ever form- ed In line In any city. Except for a slight thunderstorm, lasting but a short time, the weather during the long march was perfect. From 9 o'clock when the signal to start was given, until 1 p. m., when the last knight had passed before the re- viewing the thermometer rang- ed from 71 to 79 degrees, while a cool breeze prevented any considerable dis- comfort from heat among the assem- bled thousands. More than knights were In line, while over 500.000 spectators sat In the huge reviewing stand, occupy- ing the entire east side of Michigan boulevard, as far south as Twelfth street, or stood patiently along the line of march. First Note of Tragedy. The flrst note of tragedy In the day came when Hermann W. Grossman, of Chicago, on his way to Join his com- mandery, was caught In the "death atrip" between two cars on Templar Way and received Injuries from which died on iiis-way to the hospKal. n the grand Bland, two "Blocks away, sat Mrs. Grossman, unidentified for hree hours, while she scannned the Continued on Page Twelve. Part of Atlanta's Gain in Val- ues Results From Extension of Thus Causing De- crease in Values of Part of Fulton Outside Atlanta-Only Dogs Are Returned. FULTON TAX RETURNS SHOWN AT A GLANCK J Atlanta's increase for 1910 over J Fulton's Increase for Dogs Difference between Increase in county and increase In city results largely from extension of city limits, and decreases In certain property returns. The total val ue of the tax returns for Fulton county for 1910 is 705, an Increase of oer the returns for 1809. The 'aggregate value 6f the city or town property for 1910 is an Increase of over the re- turns of 1DQ9. The number of dogs returned for Fulton county IB The discrepancy between the city in- crease and the Increase In the grand total Is caused by the decrease in val- ue of taxable property, which Is dis- tributed through the county-at-large, such as stocks and bonds, carriages, wagons., farm Implements, mechanical toola, woolen and cotton manufactories and so forth. The Increase in the city taxes Is duj Continued on. Page Twelve. VICTIM Op BULLET MAYOR WILLIAM J. GAYNOR, Who was shot down by a discharged employee as'he was preparing to sail for Europe on vacation trip. "BOB" ADAMSON THOUGHT ASSASSIN AIMED AT HIM New York. August Adamson, secretary to Mayor Gaynor, gives the following account of the tragedy: "In the excitement of the moment H seemed to me that the second -shJt was aimed at me. But I do not know. All was confusion, and L. recall only a frenzied scene of men fighting and arms waplng- and oaths, and through It all the muzzle of that revolver pointing towards us. In any event, everybody nearby had so leaped upon the man that his aim wasUmpatrod. "I do not remember the rest, except that when I again Mayor Gaynor was half fain -jg In mv arms and Gallagher .was on ;he deck beneath a crowd of shrieking. scream- Ing men. Someone was dragging it raiBaloinar Edwards' arm. 'Oh. don't kill him. was the cry I heard. "Through, the seconds of that scene. that seemed to pass like Hours. I could hear that voice calling. They tell me that Edwards' big hands had closed about Gallagher's neck In the grip of vice. would have choked him to death right there If others present had not restrained him. Someone called out 'Let's lynch htm.' By that time they had dragged Ed- wards off and he had regained so of his calm: me a pair of he ordered. There were no cuffs at hand, but Henry Geerlng, one of the local detectives, passed Edwards his chains. They were nipped around Gallagher's wrist and he was led away." ASSASSIN ACCUSED GAYNOR, OF TAKING BREAD AND BUTTER New York, Aiifctfflt who shot Mayor Gaynor, la a short, thick-set man, weighing close on to 200 pounds. He smoked a cigar cheer- fully after his arrest, and at no time Statement Shows Brown Strength in Country. Former Governor Has Many Speaking Dates. 'J. W. Barrow, Who Supported Judge Thomas Lawson and E. Smith Twice, Changes to[ L. Martin Will Speak for Reports Received at Headquarters From AH Sections. Governor Brown's formal statement to the people of Georgia, discussing certain recent Incidents In Georgia history, and his attitude toward, and the fact that his election two years ago due to the country vote, and not the city vote, was the topic of con- versation of practically every one of the 360 or 400 visitors who called at the Brown headquarters on yesterday. Manager Ed Muddox said: "The showing that Governor Brown carried 191 more country d istrlcts than did Mr. Smith disposes of the un- just charge that the liquor Interests and the railroad interests were re- sponsible for his election. The fact la that the larger part of Mr. Brown's vote In the state was received in the country "Another interesting point is made. by the governor In connection with his work as a member of the railroad commission, from which he was re- moved by Governor Smith. He shows that he voted to permit the Central and Southern railroads to charge cents per mile passenger rates. They are still charging that rate. He voted against a 2 rate for the Atlantic Coast Line anil the Georgia railroad, believing It too low. The two mem- bers appointed by Governor Smith voted subsequently to raise the Coast rate to Yet Governor Brown Is termed the 'reactionary.' "Governor Brown makes it plain that his opponent never did advance any plan of paying the teachers promptly, except to kite with the money due the old Confederate vet- erans, utnll he (Brown) took up the cudgels In their behalf. "Bui most engaging part of the whole statement Is the showing that the men whom Governor Smith labeled the 'hoboes' and 'liquor dealers' und v'llquor bums' are the country people of Georgia, for they are the ones who elected, Mr. Brown governor two years ago, and will do sd again." Coplea of Letter Wanted. It was stated at Brown headquarters! that between fifty and sixty telegrams had been received urging that a large supply of copies of the letter be mail- ed to Brown clubs over the state for distribution. The following statement was receiv- ed from J.- W. Barrow, ,of Bowden, Oa.. who protests at being placed among the Hoke Smith supporters: statement in last Friday's Journal and Saturday's Constitution emanating from Smith headquarters. reported By one J. R. mils, that Dr. J. "Lovvorn and myself had changed Speak Smith in Dublin on Next Sat- Speakers Are Announced. Former Governor Smith, In addition to the speaking dates already an- nounced, will probably speak In Au- gusta one day next week. On Friday night he will speak In Macon Saturday morning, at Tlf ton Saturday afternoon, at Vienna, and on Monday of next week, ID Gainesville. It was announced at Smith head- quarters that Judge Thomas G. Law- son, of Eatonton, and E. L. Martin, of Macon, would speak on next Saturday at Dublin, In Lauren 6 county. That on the same day J. B. Copeland, of Yal- dosta, would speak at Bain bridge. In Decatur county, and that John Clay Smith, of Atlanta, would speak the. samo day at Den ton, in Jeff Davis county. Representative Barry Wright, of Floyd, the author of the bill to require the registration of legislative agents at the state capltol, waa a caller at Smith headquarters Tuesday after- noon. The 'following statement was given out as to the defeat of the bill: Defeat to Brown Congressman Is Given an Enthusiastic Welcome. Representative of the Fifth District Says Mr. Howard Has Neither the Experience, Position, Nor Influence for the Office. Congressman Lon F. Livingston open- ed his campaign for reelection before an enthusiastic audience of his sup- porters at the Grand-Opera house last night. There were approximately people present and Mr. Livingston's speech was enthusiastically received, applause often Interrupting. tbe speaker. In general, Mr. Livingston dealt with the Question of his fitness to represent the fifth district as compared with the qualifications of his opponent, William Schley Howard, for the position which he Is seeking. He said that Mr. How- ard has neither his experience, his po- sition, nor his Influence, three things which nfake him valuable to the fifth district. In that they make It possible to get many concessions for his con- stituents, which a younger and less experienced man could not get. for Howard. During the course of his speech he Great Bribery Scheme Is Credited to McMurray. Alleged He Proposed to Spend to Get HU Indian Contracts Approved and Still Have Left for Himself. McAlester. Okla., August J. F. McMurray In Washington last May urging the appproval of hia contracts by which he and his asso- ciates would be able to secure 10 per cent attorney fees on the sale of worth of land owned by the Indians, the Indians themselves were being urged to send telegrams to Washington repommending the sale. A few flays before May 8, on which date Senator T. P. Gore charged he was offered a or bribe to Induce congress to approve the con- tracts, McMurray telegraphed to Oklahoma: "Send not less than fifty letters and telegrams and keep up the work for a week at different towns; looks better here. We will win, 1 know." This evidence was brought out In the investigation of the land deal before the congressional committee today. Senator Gore said he latro- UU..UB ,t to anov, the activity at Wash- took occasion to hand Mr. Howard a at the time the bribe Is alleged Continued on Page Eight. "The successful filibuster against the anti-lobbylng bill In the senate was a topic of discussion at Hoke Smith headquarters. It was pointed out that one of tbe planks of the Atlanta plat- I form, on which Governor Hi-own was i nominated, as well as one of the planks of the Macon platform, was an Indorse- ment of the antl-Iqbbylng bill. Yet eleven or twelve senators, wno are the adherents of Governor Brown. were I the only ones engaged In the effort to prevent the passage of this bill In the senate, which had been overwhelming- j ly passed In the house, and that the antl-lobbylng bill thus shares the fate of thf> department of labor bill, which i was also mentioned' In the Atlanta platform, being defeated by the vote of the adherents of Governor Brown's administration." As to the routine work of headquar- ters, the following statement waa made: "A heavy mail was received from 110 j counties of the state at headquarters yesterday, every letter Bringing en- 1 couraglng reports. Another enthusl- astlc crowd of loyal adherents greet- ed Hoke Smith at 11 o'clock. "A member of the publicity commit- tee of the Bibb Bounty Hoke Smith Club waa at headquarters, and reports i that big preparations are being made 1 for the Hoke Smith rally in Macon Friday night. The auditorium win seat people. Including the seats on the to have been made. Had Indiana Send Many Choctaw Indians went on Ihe stand to show that shortly after Mc- Murray sent his telegeram they were visited by George W. Scott. MeMnt- agent. Scott asked the Indians to sign telegrams approving the sale of 450.000 acres of oil and asphalt number of raps. He charged that republican, whose name he remember- ed as Ashley, Is writing Howard's campaign literature for him. He al- leged that Mr. Howard Is claiming to be for Hoke Smith when in a locality where the former governor la a fa- J vortte, while pretending to favor Gov- j ernor Brown when in a community j where the governor la popular. He charged further that Howard has on the 10 Per cent already promised to fifteen different men the position of private secretary, j The Indians' telegrams were ad- ln case he Is elected. He Intimated dressed to Richard C. Adams, an that it haa been reported to htmxthat torney at Washlhgton. who waa sup- Mr. Howard IB using his position as posed by the Indiana to fflve the sollcltor general to secure votes by J sages to President Tart. The Indians being lenleat with those indicted In I readily sent the telegrams, they testi- his Judicial district. He-said that Ihe fled, because they were Impatient at orglnator of the statement appearing! the delay of the government in dlsposl In the Howard campaign literature Ing of the land, according to treaty that he (Livingston) voted against all Farmers' Union measures In the last congress an "infamous He from the lips of an Infamous rascal." To Fifth Dl.trlrt. promises. References to Vice President Sher- man and Senator Charles Curtis, of Kansas, were made In a letter Intro- duced by Senator Gore. It had been, Early in hia talk and then toward explained by Congressman C. E. the close Mr. Livingston declared that Creager that he and Richard Adams be Is not making the race for congress had called upon President Taft, and Continued on Page Eight. because he desires to be returned, but simply to save the fifth district from being represented by a .man of How- that the presfOent had announced hia disapproval of a plan to reopen the tribal rotla BO that more claimants IN mm Touring Car Struck by Fast Express Train. All of the Victims Baltimore People Auto Party Warned That Train Was Coining, but Disregarded, Warning and Rushed on the Crossing. Cape May, August persons were crushed to death tonight when an express train on the Pennsylvania Railroad dashed Into an automobile at Mill Lane crossing on the West Jer- sey and Sea Shore Railroad. The dead are Frederick W. .Feldner and wife and Fritz Mer gen thaler and wife and their chauffeur, M. C. Jones, all of Baltimore. Merg en thaler was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Feldner. The party had been spending a few days in Atlantic City and this after- noon left for an automobile trip to Cape May. They Were Warned IB Vain. As they approached the tracks the fast running express was hidden from view by a cornfield and It was impos- sible for the chauffeur to see the train until he was within a few feet of the tracks. As teh automobile.bOre down toward the tracks Mrs. Thomas McNeill, who resides close to the crossing, saw the rapidly approaching express and waved her hand for the automobile driver to stop bis car, but the man either did not see the darfger signal, or thought that he could cross the tracks before the expressed sorrow of hia deed. On ttie other band, he repeated stolidly that the 'mayor had robbed him of a livelihood, and -that he 'had meant to kill him. He is B6 years old. Gallagher made the following signed confession of his act to Robert W. Bell, acting chief of police of Hoboken. "I came over to Hoboken at this morning. I went to the steamship pie" and I went on board the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. I met a. clergyman on board the steamer, and I asked him to point out Mayor Gaynor to me. He did so, and shortly after I flred a shot at the mayor. I do not know If I flred more than one aiiot or not. "Knowing that Mayor Gaynor was Continued on Page Seven. Weather Prophecyi LOCAL SHOWERS. ahowem ana Thnradan tljrht to moderate aonth becoming variable. Local Report. Lowest temperature..........66 Highest temperature..........88 Mean temperature............78 Normal temperatufla .77 Rainfall in 24 hours. Inches 00 Deficiency since 1st of month, Inches................0.38 Deficiency since January 1, Inches. 3.82 from Varloaa StatlaM. TATIONS AND of WEATHER. Abilene, cloudy Atlanta, clear Atlantic City, clear Boise City, clear. Boston, clear Brownsville, clear. Buffalo, rain Burrwood. clear Calgary, cloudy Charleston, clear.. Chicago, clear Corpus Chrlstl, clr Denver, clear. Des Molnes, clear Dodge City, clear Duluth, pt. cldy. Durango, cloudy. Eaotport, clear Galveston, clear... Green Bay, pt. cldy Hatteras, clear Havre, clear Helena, pt. cloudy. Huron, clear Jacksonville, pt. train reached htm and dashed onto the i Kansas City, clear road Just aa the train reached the I Knoxvllle, cloudy, crossing. Louisville, rain All Five Imtantly Killed. j Memphis, pt. cldy. The express struck the automobile Mobile, cloudy squarely between the wheels and threw Modena, pt. cldy. It and all of the occupants clear of the Montgomery, clear tracks. All five of the occupants I Montreal pt. cldy. Instantly killed and badly cut and i Moorhead. clear bruised. j New Orleans, cldy. The bodies were quickly gathered to- i New York, clear., get her and a physician hurriedly sum- North Platte, clear moned, but a glance at the mangled' Oklahoma, clear forms showed plainly that there was Palestine, cloudy. no need for medical aid. Parry Sound, rain. Coroner Reeves was summoned and reached the scene a few minutes after the accident occurred. He took charge of the five bodies and had them brought to his .morgue here. So severe was the compact that pieces of the machine were driven on the piston rod. All Vlctlma Prominent. Baltimore, Md.. August W. Freldner, of this city, who, with his wife, son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Mergenthaler. and their chauffeur, were killed when a Penn- Phoenix, cloudy. Plttaburg, cloudy.. Portland, clear Raleigh, clear.. Rapid City, clear Roseburg, clear. Roawell, cloudy San Diego, clear San Francisco, c.lr St.- Louis, clear. St, Paul, clear r Salt Lake City, cldy 8. Ste, Marie, clear Sheridan, cl sylvania railroad express train struck i Shfeveport, cloudy. their automobile near Cape J., j Spokane, .clear tonight, was a lawyer of this city: He Swift Creek, clear. Continued, on Page Two. Continued on Page Seven. tonight, was a lawyer of this city. He vms associated with Frank A. Furst. j also of Baltimore, In a contract which contemplates the draining of the Ever- glades, and in other large enterprises. J Mr. Mergenthaler, also a resident of I-J this city, was the son of Ottmar JCer- genthaler, the inventor of the Jderffcn- 1 tiiateff 'l clear cca, clear 74 76 78 64 70 56 84 76 76 86 82 74 84 78 78 74' 78 82 72 84 70 76 80 86 100 80 78 78 74 86 72 60 66 78 74 84 60 80 K, M 74 76 78 76 94 70 94 SO 90 80 86 86 84 74 78 66 86 80 84 88 86 76 94 82 86 84 84 84 84 78 94 74 80 84 98 70 100 84 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .10 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .01 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .05 .00 .20 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .84 .00 .00 -.00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .62 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .02 .00 .00 .00 Wound Inflicted iiyfuuld-Be Assassin Grave, but Will frobabiyNot Prove Fatal BULLETS FIRED AT MAYOR BY DISCHARGED EMPLOYEE Three Fired, but Only One Took Effect, Striking Gaynor Behind" Right Ear. Would-Be Assauin Was Overpowered and Roughly Handled. CONDITION OP THE MAYOR J REPORTED SATISFACTORY York, August following bulletin on Mayor Gaynor's condition, probably the t last which will be issued to- night, was given out by aur- J geons, timed at 9 o'clock: "The radlographlc exarolna- J tlon of Mayor Gaynor's wound Indicates that the bullet la dl- vlded into two fragments, oc- cupylng positions that do not demand operative interference at present "The condition of the mayor is. satisfactory. He IB resting quietly. "WILLIAM J. ARLITZ, "Visiting "GEORGE E. BREWER. "GEORGE D. STEWART. "CHARLES N. DOWD." The following bulletin on Mayor Gaynor'a condition was issued at midnight: "Mayor Gaynor Is doing aa g well as could be exDected. He Bleeps some He la perfectly conscious. Thare Is no evl- dence "FERDINAND C. WOLFF, "House Physician. St. Mary's Hospital." New York, August J. Gaynor, mayor of New York City, was shot In the head and seriously wound- ed today as he stood on the prome- nade deck of the Bteamahlp Kaiser Wll- helm der Grosse. by James J. Galla- gher, a discharged and disgruntled city employee. Gallagher was almost Instantly over- powered and arrested. The shot was fired at 8.45 o'clock this morning, 16 minutes before the Continued on Page Seven. ADVERTISING TALKS WRITTEN BT WILLIAM C. FREEMAN. t-ttf'K WHO SHALL SET THE man who has the article to sell or the man who wants to buy it I I should say the man who has the article to shouldn't you? Recently an advertising1 representative of a news- paper called on a big mer- cantile manager in refer- ence to an increase in the advertising rates of his newspaper. The an to the ad- vertising man: do not feel justified, in pay- ing yon the increase you ask. Your rate is TOO HIGH BY COMPARISON with the rate I pay in other newspapers.'" The advertising man re- plied: submit that you are not jus- tified in trying to regulate our price by the price you pay other newspapers. The question to be decided is, WE WORTH THE PRICE WE SET ON OUR "You cannot judge that by making deductions from the prices you pay other newspapers. "I cango into stores thatclaim to sell as good merchandise as you do very much cheaper than you sell it, but why do I prefer, to buy from you? 1 know what I get when I make purchases here; I know that you buy your merchandise just as skillfully as any other merchant; I have faith in your business integrity; J believe that you choree a fair 1 know that 'your house bears a good reputation. {NEWSPAPER   

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